Nov. 7, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
On Friday, November 2, 2012 Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Simon and Director of Women's Basketball Administration Jen Wasson visited the Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Providence, R.I., to kick-off the 2012-2013 National Grid Foundation Hoops for the Stars Program.
Hoops for the Stars is a partnership program with the National Grid Foundation and Providence College Athletics. The program provides inner-city students with the opportunity to earn tickets to Providence College men’s basketball games in return for hard work in the classroom and positive behavior in the community.
The 2012-13 season marks the fifth consecutive year that the National Grid Foundation has teamed up with Providence College Athletics for this program. The program has expanded over the years thanks to additional support from the National Grid Foundation. This year, more than 5,500 tickets will be provided to inner-city schools, and students will have the opportunity to participate in a city wide essay contest. The winner will receive a surprise visit to their school from Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley and Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Susan Robinson-Fruchtl.
Praise from the Providence School District for the Hoops for the Stars Program.
“Special thanks to the National Grid Foundation for sponsoring the Hoops for the Stars Program. This program allows us the opportunity to provide incentives such as tickets to PC athletic games, hats and bracelets for students that demonstrate respect, responsibility, achievement and success. Providence College students and athletes volunteer in our school daily as mentors demonstrating what it means to be a ‘star.’ Together with Providence College and the National Grid Foundation, our students aspire to be ‘stars’!” Susan DeAthos, Principal at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School
“The continued support from the National Grid Foundation and Providence College Athletics has enabled us to make the Hoops for the Stars Program an incentive that both our teachers and students can count on every year. The impact that this program has on our students is profound and I am thrilled that they can be rewarded with the opportunity to see a Providence College basketball game.” Marc Catone, Executive Director of Middle Level Education in Providence
Official StoreOfficial Online
Men's Basketball To Play...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was announced today (Oct. 17) that the NCAA has granted a waiver for the Providence College men's basketball team to play the...
Kyron Cartwright Named One...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was announced on October 16 by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, that Providence senior guard Kyron Cartwright was selected as ...
Men's Basketball Opens...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The 2017-18 Providence College Late Night Madness celebration was a spectacular event and a fun-filled evening for all in attendance. ...
Friars To Play On A Newly...
The Providence College Athletics Department announced today (Sept. 26) that the men's basketball team will play on a newly designed court at the Dunkin'...
2017 Southern New England...
YurView to Broadcast Select ...
Providence College announced today (Sept. 22) that YurView will televise four men’s basketball and 11 men’s hockey games during the 2017-18 season.
Men's Basketball BIG...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men's basketball team's 2017-18 BIG EAST schedule was announced today (Sept. 12). The Friars will play an 18-game ...
Rick Cordella '99 on the...
Rick Cordella '99 went from Friar Basketball to the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at NBC Sports.